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CSPAN
Feb 23, 2013 4:30pm EST
immediately afterwards. this assumption was that the economy would continue to improve or would improve. i think running and losing in 2008 was liberating for him. he found that he could be happy. we kept talking. he wanted to talk about it. we had a busy 2010 client schedule. he finally said, on election day 2010, if you cannot do anything for your client, why don't we meet? ok. we can do that. my partner and i met him. we met him in boston. that was when i got a sense that he was intending to run. >> he was serious? and he made the decision? >> yeah. >> covering the white house, he always viewed mitt romney is the face of the republican party. is that unfair? >> no. after the 2008 election, we were thinking about the future. he asked me who i thought the nominee would be in 20 20. i said, mitt romney. i knew we were heading into an economic maelstrom. i spoke earlier to a group about this opposites theory of presidential races. romney and the business background seem like the kind of person who could emerge from that. on election day, that election sort of altered my thinking. it was cle
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm EST
state of the union address, our top priority should be doing everything we can to grow the economy and create good jobs. that is our top priority and it drives every decision we make and it has to drive the decisions that congress and everybody in washington makes over the next several years. that is why it is so troubling that 10 days from now congress might allow a series of automatic, severe budget cuts to take place that will do the exact opposite. it will not help the economy. it will not create jobs. it will visit hardship on a lot of people. here is what is at stake. over the last few years, both parties have worked together to reduce our deficit i more than $2.5 trillion. more than two thirds of that was through some really tough spending cuts. the rest of it was through raising taxes, tax rates on the wealthiest 1% of americans. together, when you take the spending cuts and increased tax rates on the top 1%, it puts us halfway to the goal of four dollars trillion -- $4 trillion in deficit reduction. thomas say we needed to stabilize finances. -- economists say we need it.
CSPAN
Feb 21, 2013 1:00pm EST
now, a tremor will hit the american economy that is both unwelcome and unnecessary. it is an across-the-board cut in spending that, according to some estimates, will cost us 750,000 american jobs. as we will hear today, there are some estimates that that is too conservative. if one takes into account the ripple effects of the tremor, it may cost us many more jobs than that, but even by the most conservative estimates, 750,000 americans who worked in contract in firms, research companies, universities, hospitals, child care centers, schools, businesses small and large around the country, and who work for the government itself, will find themselves and their country at risk. this does not need to happen. led by my friend and colleague from whom we will hear in a little while about the specifics, we put forward a constructive, common-since alternative to avoid these 750,000 layoffs. the alternative, frankly, involves closing tax loopholes that the wealthiest among us can exploit and take advantage of, and stopping mindless subsidies to huge oil companies and agribusinesses. it makes se
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 1:00pm EST
change that perception. let's focus on a reality. by reality i mean economy of our political system. this election has its own economy. the economy as two components. one is an economy of stop, and the other is the economy of extortion. the economy of stop drives us to understand to point to the instability in our government. any system where the tiniest slice of the public dominates in the funding produces a system where a tiny number of americans can effectively block any change. it will always be that or at least almost always be that in the context where some much dependence exists on such a tiny number of participants. it is just a couple thousands who have to band together with these contributions to effectively make it possible that in our structure of separated powers you can block any change. this is an economy that depends on polarization. people point to polarization as the cause. it is an effect. it depends on the dysfunction, because the more dysfunctional the institution is, the easier it is to sell this opportunity to block. this function is the business model, which
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 10:00am EST
put thousands of dollars per month in the local economy by my --buying my parts. every person who works on my product is going to raise the price of my product. every hand that touches the unit that i sell, a certain percentage of the company buys --country buys this product. every time i go to a vendor to get a part, my costs will increase. my competitor works in china. my competitor build a similar part for almost a third of what i am an american. you will take away the factory workers who manufacture my parts. this is all usa jobs. last point. instead of raising the minimum wage, lower the price of gas. back to two bucks a gallon and you won't have to worry about the minimum wage. i appreciate the opportunity. thank you so much. host: how would an economist pre-minimum wage respond to that caller? guest: you are raising the cost of that worker to that business. on the other hand, that worker will have more money to spend. as a business owner, you can make more profits. you can pass the cost to people who are buying your goods by raising prices. i think that is a little bit of
CSPAN
Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
that affected agriculture this year. despite the drought, i think the aggie economy -- ag economy is very strong. far income, near record highs. a record high for 2012, and four 2000 13, projected cash income close to record highs. -- and for 2013, projected cash income close to record highs. low debt to asset ratio. assets at record highs. however, i think the aggregate measures belies some sharp differences between sect hers. -- sectors. despite the adverse weather, producers have fared well, with high prices and record crop insurance indemnity's, which helped offset the losses we saw this year. if you are in uninsured or underinsured former, -- farmer, crop losses are hitting those producers a little more than those who have insurance. and if you are a livestock, dairy, and poultry producer, this is the third year since 2007 when we have seen record high prices, with the effects that has on higher feed costs, tight margins. and we have seen, particularly on the capital side, some liquidation. -- the cattle side, some liquidation. 2013, we were expecting a rebound in yields. we should
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2013 7:00pm EST
including demographics were slow recovering economy that was just too great for any campaign can't to reverse the outcome? and if the latter, which should be crucial? >> is the one moment. one thing you would like to change if you could rebrand the campaign. [laughter] >> it's a really good question. i've had a lot of sleepless nights thinking about that. so can we just skip that? >> look, i don't think the campaign turns on one moment. you know, on one hand you can say i don't know any campaign that was two to one on television without some sort of scandal. we could've won the primary earlier, it would have greatly advantaged status. we were close to winning the primary earlier. though history will show that is very difficult to do, for candidates to do. other than not -- >> gives me the one. >> look, you've got to give the obama campaign a great deal of credit for increasing the turnout of women voters, young people, hispanic voters and even african-american voters. i didn't think would be able to surpass what obama was able to accomplish at the african-american electorate of 2
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2013 9:00am EST
to do with a rotten economy. older adults are staying in the work force longer any younger adults staying out of the work force longer because they cannot get into it. host: if you don't have a retirement, there is this option -- norman is joining us from maryland, 45 years old. how much have you saved so far for your retirement? caller: first, thanks for having an article on this subject. i have been waiting for this opportunity. i have $2,800 in my 401k plan. i am wanting your opinion for people my age. i was born in 1968. it seems we are at the tail end of the pension plans and profit- sharing and at the front end of all the financial crises in the country. people my age, it seems we were never able told the 10% we were told, the city to hold 10% your entire working life for your retirement. between jobs and layoffs -- and i have always been fortunate to make as much as college graduates, but between the jobs and layoffs throughout my work life and the clinton era taxes and everything -- i'm not blaming him, i thought he was a good president even though i am a republican, i jus
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
to happen. the impact on the economy would be terrible for american families. we don't want it. we think it is bad policy. it was designed to be bad policy. that was the whole point. the sequester was written in a way that would assure that congress would never let it happen. >> by putting it off, it could work to your advantage perhaps? >> i think you're misunderstanding or maybe we're not doing a good enough job trying to convince you. we support efforts in congress to buy down the sequester but they should come back and do it tomorrow or come back next week. buy it down so the sequester does not have an immediate effect and congress can get back to work and we can get that $4 trillion in deficit reduction that analysts have called for. we've been working for that. up to $2.7 trillion in deficit reduction has been achieved thus far. our deficit is coming down but we need to do more work to make sure that process continues. that's what we want, that's what the president wants. >> i have a question about cyber crime among other things. what can we expect? >> i think if you're talking a t
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 10:00am EST
of civil society, the economy itself, and the states, depend on that kind of maturity but cannot themselves provided. as well as the stabling commitment of a mother and father. that is what gets the state involved in marriage. it is the social need to promote the stabilizing norms. it is those very stabilizing norms that i say are undermined in principle, and then over time, in practice, as we internalize the idea that marriage is just companionship, that it has no more internal requirements and companionship does, which is a very broader category. note what this highlights. this suggests that, if the norm of sexual complementarity is arbitrary, just a traditional holdover, then so is permanence. so is exclusivity. so is monogamy. why do i say that? very often people say, we can cross those bridges when we get there. you do not have to worry today about polyamorous relationships and so on. i think the logic of those positions does not allow that answer. the logic of their position is that what makes a marriage's emotional union is arbitrary, requiring sexual commentary, which is not essenti
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 1:00pm EST
of real threats to our security and our economy. >> ok. our enemies he said. is that china? >> look, i have a standing policy when i talk about china. china is not an enemy of the united states. there are no good reasons for china to become an enemy of the united states. there are non-heroic options to keep the relationship competitive, occasionally, maybe ostentation of, but never having to get to the level of conflict -- maybe, confrontational, i never having to get to the level of conflict. that said, the chinese behavior is very disturbing and it should not be allowed to stand. the president used that taxonomy that you and i just did. there is an espionage danger and then a destructive danger. >> the defense secretary said we could be facing a cyber pearl harbor. do you believe that? >> i do not choose to use that phrase myself. there are cyber dangers, but cyber pearl harbor is just two easy. wect be facing a cyber pearl harbor. why? because we're defenseless in the cyber demain. >> what are we going to do >> i adopt have a good answer so i don't say cyber pearl harber. there are
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm EST
nation's plans in the extraordinary condition that they are in. swallow the economy of pitcher heart and soul into family operations. it is the epitome of american entrepreneurial spirit, american enterprise what you do. search all of audio, thank you. to mr. sun, i am a proud hoosier, but i will tell you our area is inundated with your products every year. i just want to let you know that as well. thank you. >> great. senator baucus. >> thank you, not in chairwomen. a couple things. on senator donnelly's point, it's always struck me how farmers and ranchers have better if of life because they know they can't control their fate as much his son and they can erroneously. you can't control the weather, you can't control the price with costs. we can't take what she got because you got to manage it as well as you possibly can and it's very, very difficult and it's kind of humbling. gives a sense of life and gives a sense of life and importance. i think a lot of people in the city could a little arrogant to think they can control anything and they obviously can't. i don't know if you saw i
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2013 12:00pm EST
look at the cost it adds to our economy of mental health. $50 billion just from absenteeism. and it is not that hard to put the programs to the other, and the economics are very simple. the costs of not investing in the mental health system cannot take 10 years to pop up somewhere else on the budget. they show up in that 12-month time period in the past two years we of closed 4000 psychiatric inpatient beds in this country. during that same time, prisons have seen a 25% increase in the number of prisoners with serious mental illness. we all know a prison bed will cost you $30,000. the psychiatric beds will cost you less here than you find those dollars somewhere else in the system, whether it is a homeless shelter or prison. it is in real time, not 5-10 years down the line. >> except for gary, i did not hear, what specifically is being done to try to demystify mental illness so it is seen as a disease, and who are you reaching out to, if anyone? what else do you need? members of the media are here and members of the entertainment industry are here to help you put a face to i
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